Taking steps to raise epilepsy awareness  

Join ESWO for the 10th Annual Seize the Day Event!

On Sunday, September 24, 2023, Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario (ESWO) will host its 10th Annual Seize the Day 5k Run / 2.5k Walk at the Graham Family Eco Park to raise funds to provide support and educational services for people living with epilepsy, their families and their communities throughout Southwestern Ontario.

This year we are hosting a party-theme to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this event! We encourage you to join us in-person or virtually wearing your best party costume!

This family fun event will include a run and walk, followed by a BBQ. Start time: 10:30am.
If you’re unable to join us in London, visit our Windsor page, or consider joining us virtually by walking/running September 22-24, 2023.

Whether you are participating to honour someone you sadly lost to a seizure, supporting those affected by epilepsy, or want to help raise awareness, we invite you to join us for this special occasion. If you are a marathon runner, a leisurely jogger, or a causal walker… everyone is welcome to participate! We hope you can join us and help make this annual event even bigger this year to show people living with epilepsy that they are not alone! Let’s make every step count.

Countdown until Seize the Day


Graham Family Eco Park, 15769-, 16033 Medway Rd, Arva, ON N0M 1C0

Beautiful private park located near the corner of Clarke and Medway Rd. If you require transportation, please contact [email protected] by Sept 1, 2023. Portable washrooms will be available on site.

2.5k walkers will complete two laps of the trail and 5k runners will complete four laps.

The health and safety of our participants remain our top priorities. Health regulations will be in place for all in-person events to ensure a safe environment for everybody participating.

Unable to join us in person? Join us for a Virtual Run/Walk

What is a Virtual Run/Walk?

A virtual run is a race that can be run (walked or in a wheelchair/stroller) from any location you choose. You get to create your own route, participate at your own pace and time it yourself (if you so desire). You have from September 22-24 to complete your 2.5 or 5K.

If you’re looking for suggested routes in your community, we’ve put together a list of ideas:
Suggested Routes – Trail Guide
Click on a trail to get more information; the link to the Alltrails website will show you the trail route.

Be sure to:

  1. Download your “I’m Walking For” sign.
  2. Tune into our Facebook Live events throughout the weekend.
  3. Complete your 2.5K Walk/5K Run and share your photos with us by tagging @epilepsyswo on social media or emailing [email protected].
  4. Download a generic participant certificate or print your own personalized certificate once you submit your results on Race Roster.

Are you running or walking in memory or support of someone? Submit a photo on our “I’m Walking For Wall” to share your reason.

Don’t forget to also download this sign and send us a photo! Tag @epilepsyswo or email [email protected] 

Beginner 5K Training Plan

A beginner’s 5K training plan on a one-month calendar for you to get started.

Fundraising Tips

Need fundraising ideas? We’ve put some great ideas together to get you started.

Pledge Form

Print off this pledge form to record any offline donations you collect.

Seize the Day Event Poster

Share this poster to encourage others to join.

Setting Up Your Fundraising Page Guide

Instructions on how to set up your Race Roster fundraising page.

Social Media Toolkit

We’ve created pre-written posts and graphics for you to share on social media.

Team Captain’s Kit

Use this resource if you are interested in organizing a team for the event.


Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

A nature-inspired scavenger hunt for your family to do while you walk.

Neighbourhood Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt for your family to do while you walk in your own neighbourhood.

Spotify Playlist

We’ve created a pump-up playlist for you to listen to while you walk/run! Let us know if there’s a song you want us to add!

Suggested Routes – Trail Guide

Click on a trail to get more information; the link to the Alltrails website will show you the trail route.

Our Generous Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

T-Shirt Sponsors

Event Sponsors

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